Athenian Coin Dies from Egypt : the New Discovery at Herakleion
in RBN CLVII (2011), P. 95-116
This article publishes a set of obverse coin dies discovered in the IEASM excavations at Herakleion in Egypt. The three dies are engraved on a single block of bronze and thus resemble another set of dies, long known but never published, of which electrotype copies survice at the British Museum. All these dies are for the production of imitations of Athenian tetradrachms. Other evidence for dies from Egypt, and the hoard record for Athenian imitations of possible Egyptian provenance, are surveyed.